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Kerry Park Islanders

Cowichan’s Islanders fend off South Division giants

Up next for the Isles is rematch against Peninsula at home on Dec. 13.

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On Nov. 19, the Lake Cowichan RCMP joined forces with the 1st Lake Cowichan Scouts in raising $1,300 in cash donations, and collecting more than 700 pounds of food, during their ‘Stuff the Cruiser Fill the Canoe’ event, for the Lake Cowichan Food Bank Society. (RCMP handout)

Lake Cowichan Scouts, RCMP stuff the cruiser… and the canoe!

Food Bank to receive cash donation and 700 pounds of non-perishables

On Nov. 19, the Lake Cowichan RCMP joined forces with the 1st Lake Cowichan Scouts in raising $1,300 in cash donations, and collecting more than 700 pounds of food, during their ‘Stuff the Cruiser Fill the Canoe’ event, for the Lake Cowichan Food Bank Society. (RCMP handout)
Cowichan product Ciaran Breen has signed with the MLR’s Toronto Arrows. (Courtesy of Ciaran Breen)

Cowichan’s Breen signs pro rugby deal with Toronto Arrows

Breen went to France to play at Biarritz Olympique’s academy in 2019

Cowichan product Ciaran Breen has signed with the MLR’s Toronto Arrows. (Courtesy of Ciaran Breen)
The subject lot at the corner of Neva Road and Oak Lane. (Lake Cowichan staff report)

3 small-home densification project approved by Lake Cowichan town council

The project is in concert with Lake Cowichan’s official community plan

The subject lot at the corner of Neva Road and Oak Lane. (Lake Cowichan staff report)
Artist Vivi de Graff shows off the mural she painted in honour of Volume One Bookstore’s 50th anniversary. The mural’s unveiling was held Friday, Nov. 25, and welcomed staff, friends, customers, and even former owners to the book shop for a celebration. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)

Business notes: Duncan’s Volume One celebrates 50 years with mural

The latest from Cowichan’s business community

Artist Vivi de Graff shows off the mural she painted in honour of Volume One Bookstore’s 50th anniversary. The mural’s unveiling was held Friday, Nov. 25, and welcomed staff, friends, customers, and even former owners to the book shop for a celebration. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)
The Duncan Skating Club sent 18 members to the Vancouver Island Interclub Competition hosted by the Kerry Park Skating Club Nov. 18-20. (Todd Blumel photo)

Cowichan Valley figure skaters shine at Vancouver Island Interclub Competition

Kerry Park Skating Club hosted the Vancouver Island Interclub Competition for figure…

The Duncan Skating Club sent 18 members to the Vancouver Island Interclub Competition hosted by the Kerry Park Skating Club Nov. 18-20. (Todd Blumel photo)
Tournament hosts, Duncan Christian School (in blue), placed 13th in the Provincial Boys ‘A’ Volleyball Championship this past weekend. Here, DCS plays against Cedars Christian School Friday, Dec. 2 at 11 a.m.(Sarah Simpson/Citizen)

Host DCS 13th at boys ‘A’ volleyball provincials

The host team, Duncan Christian School placed 13th in the Provincial Boys…

Tournament hosts, Duncan Christian School (in blue), placed 13th in the Provincial Boys ‘A’ Volleyball Championship this past weekend. Here, DCS plays against Cedars Christian School Friday, Dec. 2 at 11 a.m.(Sarah Simpson/Citizen)
Cowichan’s Cole Melady (#20) had the hot hand over the weekend, scoring three goals in two losing efforts. (Todd Blumel photo)
Cowichan’s Cole Melady (#20) had the hot hand over the weekend, scoring three goals in two losing efforts. (Todd Blumel photo)
Lake Cowichan goaltender Sean Walia makes a save on Port Alberni Bombers forward Carson Steel. (Elena Rardon/Black Press)

Lake Cowichan Kraken finding back of the net despite splitting last two

Next home game: Dec. 16, at 7:30 p.m. vs. Comox Valley Glacier Kings

Lake Cowichan goaltender Sean Walia makes a save on Port Alberni Bombers forward Carson Steel. (Elena Rardon/Black Press)
The Cowichan Bulldogs midget football season has come to an end. (Jennifer Laver photo)

Season of adversity ends for midget Cowichan Bulldogs

Cowichan suffers playoff loss to White Rock Titans

The Cowichan Bulldogs midget football season has come to an end. (Jennifer Laver photo)
The Rivernotes Choir is back. (Submitted photo)
The Rivernotes Choir is back. (Submitted photo)
“Toting telephone books prior to delivering them to area homes are Cubs Stephen Bradford, (left) and Michael Anderson and Beaver Kristopher Bradford. The Lake Cowichan Cubs, Beavers and Scouts, the Caycuse Beavers and the Youbou Brownies were all involved in the project which is a major money maker for the organizations each year. The groups earn 25 cents for each book delivered, which comes to a total of about $2,500 for the Cowichan Lake district. Books were delivered the weekend of Nov. 19-21.” (Lake News/Dec. 1, 1982)

Flashback: School building fire, new hall for Youbou, bald headed cops, and more

A look back at the history of the Cowichan Lake area

“Toting telephone books prior to delivering them to area homes are Cubs Stephen Bradford, (left) and Michael Anderson and Beaver Kristopher Bradford. The Lake Cowichan Cubs, Beavers and Scouts, the Caycuse Beavers and the Youbou Brownies were all involved in the project which is a major money maker for the organizations each year. The groups earn 25 cents for each book delivered, which comes to a total of about $2,500 for the Cowichan Lake district. Books were delivered the weekend of Nov. 19-21.” (Lake News/Dec. 1, 1982)
Fire crews and RCMP emerge from behind a hedge giving cover to the property at 491 Festubert St. in Duncan Saturday night. The garage on the property caught fire and crews extinguished it promptly. (Courtesy of Kevin Rothbauer)

Festubert Street garage burns down Saturday night

Fire crews quickly extinguish the blaze

Fire crews and RCMP emerge from behind a hedge giving cover to the property at 491 Festubert St. in Duncan Saturday night. The garage on the property caught fire and crews extinguished it promptly. (Courtesy of Kevin Rothbauer)
Paige Hart dribbles that ball while Hannah McKevitt looks on in support during Cowichan Cobras play Saturday night at the Sherman road turf. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)

Cowichan FC powers to victory over Gorge United

Cobras fall to Bays United 1-0

Paige Hart dribbles that ball while Hannah McKevitt looks on in support during Cowichan Cobras play Saturday night at the Sherman road turf. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)
The Duncan Christian School Chargers have earned a berth in the provincial senior A girls volleyball tournament with a silver placing at the Island championship. (Courtesy of Tom Veenstra)

Duncan Christian School, Brentwood College senior girls headed to volleyball provincials

Dara de Vries and Sydney Dollman ‘A’ Island tournament all-stars for DCS

The Duncan Christian School Chargers have earned a berth in the provincial senior A girls volleyball tournament with a silver placing at the Island championship. (Courtesy of Tom Veenstra)
An artist’s rendering of Cowichan Lake Elder Care Society’s Lakewood Manor — an affordable senior independent living facility. (Courtesy of the Cowichan Lake Elder Care Society)

Another hurdle cleared in Lakewood Manor development

Cowichan Lake Elder Care Society can now proceed with funding requests

An artist’s rendering of Cowichan Lake Elder Care Society’s Lakewood Manor — an affordable senior independent living facility. (Courtesy of the Cowichan Lake Elder Care Society)
Cowichan 49ers leading scorer Neall Rowlings advances the ball. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)

49ers come out on top in Cowichan derby

Steelheads show better result than October matchup

Cowichan 49ers leading scorer Neall Rowlings advances the ball. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)
Youth aged five to 17 will participate in a Striker Series martial arts event at the Cowichan Valley Community Centre on Dec. 3 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Strikerseries.com)

37 athletes to compete in Striker Series in Cowichan

The martial arts showcase event is the first of what is hoped to be many

Youth aged five to 17 will participate in a Striker Series martial arts event at the Cowichan Valley Community Centre on Dec. 3 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Strikerseries.com)
Cowichan Capitals forward Anton Yatsyshin drives up the ice. (Todd Blumel photo)

Cowichan Capitals drop three on busy weekend

Up next: a road trip to Powell River Dec. 3

Cowichan Capitals forward Anton Yatsyshin drives up the ice. (Todd Blumel photo)
(Sarah Simpson/Citizen)

Christmas Kick-off packs Duncan

Event back full-force

(Sarah Simpson/Citizen)